Welcome to the UCTC 2014 Student Conference! April 17, 18 2014

The Civil Engineering Department and the Urban and Regional Planning Department  at Cal Poly Pomona are excited to hold the UCTC 2014 Student Conference. You are invited to attend the conference which will be held on April 17th, and 18th.

The University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) is a multi-campus organization carrying out applied research in transportation and urban engineering.  Identified by USDOT, UCTC focuses on three themes in its strategic plan - Environmental Sustainability, Economic Competitiveness, and Livability. UCTC is funded by the USDOT and CALTRANS .Find out more by visiting UCTC.NET

This 2-day event is a great opportunity for you to share your research, meet other students, and network with the leaders and professionals in the field of Transportation.

The conference will include multiple activities such as Lecturers, Presentations, as well as Industry presence. You will also find lots of fun activities such BBQ, Lunches, Dinner, and Socializing Events.

Participating Campuses

UC Berkeley | UC Davis | UC Irvine | UC Irvine | UC Los Angeles | UC Riverside | UC Santa Barbara | Cal Poly Pomona |Cal Poly San Luis Obispo | CSU Sacramento  | CSU San Bernardino

The University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) committee has developed an app, UCTC 2014 Companion, to help guide you through  the 2-day conference. The app is published to the Google Play store and can be found by searching "uctc" or simply following this LINK!

The UCTC 2014 Student Conference Program

We are happy to inform you that the official program for the conference has been completed. You can find a copy here. A hard copy of the program will also be available. 

Remember, the conference in less than a week away. See you then.

Our Speakers

E. J. MillerProfessor, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (M.I.T.)


Transportation Research Institute at the University of Toronto

Eric Miller is Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Toronto. He has BASc and MASc degrees from the University of Toronto and a PhD from MIT. Prof. Miller is Chair of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Travel Behavior and Values and past-Chair of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research. His research interests include: analysis and modeling of urban form - travel behavior interactions; agent-based microsimulation modeling; and sustainable urban transportation planning.

Martha Welborne, FAIA 

Chief Planning Officer 

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Martha Lampkin Welborne is the Chief Planning Officer at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). In this role, she leads a staff of over 200 in planning the long-range future of transportation in the County, and in initiating the design and delivery of twelve new transit corridors approved by County voters in 2008. She also oversees Metro’s real estate department, regional capital development activities, the management of all grants, and she oversees a variety of strategic initiatives such as the Master Plan of the historic Union Station property. Countywide Planning is also a regional leader in promoting sustainability and active transportation. 

Previous to her role at Metro, Ms. Welborne was the Managing Director of the Grand Avenue Committee, a public/private partnership focused on revitalizing the civic and cultural districts of downtown Los Angeles. She has also been a Managing Director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP and a Principal at Sasaki Associates, Inc. Ms. Welborne graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Architecture, and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with both a Master of Architecture and a Master in City Planning. She was also a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. She is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects and she has also served as President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.


The Registration Deadline is now March 31, 2014. It is crucial that you mail in the required form along with your check payment. 

Full reimbursement will be awarded for students presenting their work. Please visit the Registration page for further details about registration and reimbursement.

Posters and Presentations

Posters and Presentations by students and researchers will be held during the conference. It is a key method to connect with professionals and showcase your knowledge.

Attn: Deadline for submitals (March 31, 2014) differs form the registration deadline.

Presentation time will be awarded to a limited number of students who submit their papers. Faculty members will review all submitted papers and award the most accomplished authors presentation times during the conference.

Please visit the Call for Paper and Posters pages for more information

Important: It is crucial that you submit your papers as required and in a timely manner in order to be considered.


Our Faculty, Students have searched and found great accommodations for all visitors and conference attendees. 

Lodging, air travel, ground travel, and local information is available here!